Jean-Pierre Jutras, B.Sc. Hons Geology, P.Geol.

President and Director

Mr. Jutras, a professional mineral exploration geologist, has 29 years experience in the exploration industry and has worked in over 15 countries on four continents, with numerous public companies including Placer Dome, Prism Resources, Golden Star Resources and Manson Creek Resources Ltd.

He was the President and a Director of Tyler Resources Inc. from 2001 until March 2008 when Tyler was taken over by Jinchuan Group Ltd. of China for Cdn $214 million. Mr. Jutras then remained as Feasibility Study Coordinator 2008 to 2010 for Tyler Resources Inc., post-takeover transaction.  Mr. Jutras is also currently a Director and Vice-President of Canex Metals Inc. 

In the late 1980’s while working in Northern British Colombia, Canada, Mr. Jutras had an opportunity to take some jade samples home from a mine visit which became the beginning of a parallel avocation to his mineral exploration career now spanning almost 30 years as a student and collector of jades from all over the world, gemstone carver, faceter and metalsmith. It was this parallel path which led to Mr. Jutras being invited to participate and compete for the first time as an International carver at the prestigious Zi Gang Bei Jade and Gemstone carving exhibition, Suzhou, Jiangsu Province in November of 2016 (and 2017), where he received a silver medal for one of his competition entries.

While in China, the scale of the changes in the Jade industry became obvious, leading to a one month research journey to some of the major jade carving centers and markets in China, leading the refocus and rebranding of Manson Creek Resources to Jade Leader Corp. as it enters the International Jade space and seeks to establish itself as a Leader in Jade exploration.

Dr. Shane Ebert, P.Geo.


Dr. Shane Ebert has 25 years of gold, copper, and base metal exploration experience in North America, South America, Australia, and Europe. Dr. Ebert was involved in the discovery of a large copper deposit in Mexico (Bahuerachi Deposit), a gold deposit in eastern Canada (Viking), and a Cu-Au porphyry on the Ootsa Property (West Seel).  He has extensive experience managing junior exploration companies and is a registered professional geoscientist with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.  Currently the President, CEO, and Director of both Surge Copper Corp. and CANEX Metals Inc., and also a Director of Jade Leader Corp. 

Dr. Peter K. M. Megaw

Director and Technical Advisor

Dr. Peter K.M. Megaw, is a Consulting Geologist (PhD University of Arizona, 1990) President of IMDEX/Cascabel and co-founder of Minera Cascabel and MAG Silver. He is well known as a metals exploration geologist and received the PDAC’s 2017 Thayer Lindsley Award for discovery of the silver-rich Juanicipio Vein system in Fresnillo, Mexico.  Peter is also a passionate mineral collector with strong relationships throughout the international mineral and gem community stemming from 33 years as Exhibits Chair for the world-famous Tucson Gem and Mineral Show™.  This job has given him the opportunity to visit most of the world’s major mineral museums, mineral shows and private collections.  His personal collection focusses almost exclusively on Minerals of Mexico and he has published extensively on specimen localities there. He is photo-moderator for submissions on Mexico to Mindat.org and co-moderator of the FMF Mineral Forum. A combination of the above led him to be awarded the prestigious Carnegie Mineralogical Award for 2009.  From 2013 to 2015 he was an invited guest at the first three Hunan, China Mineral Shows where he developed an appreciation for the importance of Jade in the International gem markets and an interest in the geological aspects of Jade formation and exploration.  Dr. Megaw is currently Chief Exploration Officer for MAG Silver Corp, a Director of Minaurum Gold Inc. and a Technical Advisor to Garibaldi Resources Corp as well as Barksdale Capital Corp.    Dr. Megaw was elected a director of Jade Leader Corp. on March 14, 2018.

Cornell McDowell, P.Geo.


Cornell McDowell is a professional geologist registered in both Alberta and British Columbia and serves as Vice President of Exploration for Aben Resources Ltd. and is the Qualified Person for that Company. He has been self-employed as a geological consultant since graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Specialization in Geology) from the University of Alberta in 2005. He has worked with both privately held and publicly listed mineral exploration corporations in multiple jurisdictions. Most recently with Gold Reach Resources (now Surge Copper) on the Ootsa Project, where in excess of 100,000 meters of drilling has advanced the project from initial stage through resource development to the delivery of a positive PEA. He also serves on the Board of Directors and Audit Committee for Jade Leader Corp.

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